ROM Hack RELEASE The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III 1080p mod

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Mod for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III that increases its resolution from 720p to 1080p in both docked and portable mode.
Not only does this increase the window size and rendering resolution, but it also increases the resolution of the UI from 720p to 1080p along with every HUD element, minus the images that show up during the S-Crafts due to the assets being 720p and the only way to fix it is by replacing them by their PS4 or PC counterparts.
Performance is 95% of the time at 30FPS using the following OC:

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handheld_charging_gpu=768
handheld_mem=1600
docked_gpu=921

Other improvements that this mod has include the following:
  • Anisotropic Filtering has been set to 16x.
  • Shadow Distance has been set to 1.0 instead of 0.8.
  • FXAA is always forced on even in handheld mode.
This mod has been tested with the grass restore mod by @tombly , so if youre not using it performance will be even more stable.
For those who want an unlocked framerate along with this, take a look at the comments here https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel-iii-60fps-limit-mod.576044/ (by @Graber).

To install it simply copy the exefs_patches folder to the atmosphere folder.

Enjoy.
 

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Always nice to see improvement patches, but does it actually look any better in handheld rendering at 1080 when the screen is 720?
The reason devs didnt do 1080p in docked and 720p in handheld is because the engine doesnt support changing resolutions without rebooting the game.
It does look better at 1080p even in handheld since the extra pixels are used as AA, names SSAA.
 
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today i started the game. perfect timing :rofl2:

Is this OC ok?


handheld_charging_official_cpu=1020
handheld_charging_official_gpu=768
handheld_charging_official_mem=1600

And does this Patch also works with no OC and not charging the console?


Thx kirby
 
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today i started the game. perfect timing :rofl2:

Is this OC ok?


handheld_charging_official_cpu=1020
handheld_charging_official_gpu=768
handheld_charging_official_mem=1600

And does this Patch also works with no OC and not charging the console?


Thx kirby
Patch "works", but with stability it depends.
You don't need first line as this is default clock for CPU.
 

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today i started the game. perfect timing :rofl2:

Is this OC ok?


handheld_charging_official_cpu=1020
handheld_charging_official_gpu=768
handheld_charging_official_mem=1600

And does this Patch also works with no OC and not charging the console?


Thx kirby
That should be fine most of the time, tho playing docked is where you see the real improvement.
Handheld will also get better since the extra pixels are used as AA, which is something that this game really needs.
 

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Quick one, do you know if it's possible to change the res to 900p?
Reason I'm asking, in handheld with OC to 460hz, it hovers around the 30fps mark, but it does drop to 24/25, which really bothers me. Playing with the charger plugged in kinda defeat the purpose.

I think running the game at 900p will almost certainly make it run at 30fps rock-solid, and most likely provide a very nice stable 60fps when paired with the 60fps mod (that would be in docked).
I never worked on exef patches though, if you point in me in the right direction, I'm quite happy to work on a 900p60fps patch myself :)

Cheers!
 
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Quick one, do you know if it's possible to change the res to 900p?
Reason I'm asking, in handheld with OC to 460hz, it hovers around the 30fps mark, but it does drop to 24/25, which really bothers me. Playing with the charger plugged in kinda defeat the purpose.

I think running the game at 900p will almost certainly make it run at 30fps rock-solid, and most likely provide a very nice stable 60fps when paired with the 60fps mod.
I never worked on exef patches though, if you point in me in the right direction, I'm quite happy to work on a 900p60fps patch myself :)

Cheers!
You just reminded me that I have made a tool few months ago that I never released. I will upload it in next 3 weeks because last version is on different PC I don't have access to right now.
Screen from first version
2020103120465200-DB1426D1DFD034027CECDE9C2DD914B8-1.jpg
 

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You just reminded me that I have made a tool few months ago that I never released. I will upload it in next 3 weeks because last version is on different PC I don't have access to right now.
Screen from first version
View attachment 244721

That would be absolutely amazing!
I'm happy for something nowhere near as refined, I'm just looking to get started :) If you could contact me in PM with some info, it would be massively appreciated :)
 

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Hi:

First of all, Thanks for this amazing job! It's a pleasure play this game with tha mod.

Second, Any plans for create this same mod but for Cold Steel IV?

Thanks in advance
 

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can you do the JPN version as well?( for Cold Steel IV)
Title Id:0100641013222000
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